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World War Two / Re: Surrender in WW2.
« on: Sunday 10 October 21 05:24 BST (UK)  »
Dear majm,  Thank you again for so much interesting information.  I appreciate your help in trying to track down a relatives claim to her husband being present at the surrender.  Might have to look at hi service record and see if it mentions this.  thanks again

World War Two / Re: Surrender in WW2.
« on: Saturday 09 October 21 00:10 BST (UK)  »
Shaun J. thanks for this reference - some very interesting facts.  Still did not find any reference to Australian soldiers though.   Appreciate your input. Thank you

World War Two / Re: Surrender in WW2.
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 11:58 BST (UK)  »
Thank you Tonepad...a very interesting read.  It would appear that the men on board were all sailors. My man was in the Army so perhaps he was at the German surrender?  Thank you for your input - it does mention the 6' men.

World War Two / Surrender in WW2.
« on: Thursday 07 October 21 08:04 BST (UK)  »
I am trying to find evidence of soldiers that were at the Surrender.   I have been told orally that you had to be over 6' tall to be in this group.  Can anyone point me in the right direction to find out more e.g.  how many soldiers were there with the officers etc.  Is it true that you had to be over 6' tall.  Was the three armed services represented? I also can't work out whether it was the Japanese surrender or German surrender. 
Was the Japanese surrender (on board the Missouri) only represented by Sailors?I have very little to go on - only oral history from an elderly lady.  Any help would be much appreciated.  Thank you

Australia / Re: Aboriginal Protection Board - Daniel Baldwin
« on: Sunday 22 August 21 03:19 BST (UK)  »
majm, thank you for your list of suggestions.  I have tried them but I am afraid I am not much good at navigating my way through this technology.  I appreciate your suggestions and will try again later when my head is a little clearer.

Australia / Aboriginal Protection Board - Daniel Baldwin
« on: Friday 20 August 21 08:49 BST (UK)  »
Can anyone help me....I have found a reference to Daniel Baldwin absconding from Gooli Station, Mullaley in 1923--  He would have been born in 1906 as he is recorded as being 17 years of age - half caste aboriginal and as a ward of the Aborigine protection Board.   How do I find out more about him - every site I have tried has led to a dead end.  I am researching the Baldwin family and I believe some Baldwins lived in this area (Coonabarabran etc.). Any suggestions would be most welcome

South Africa / Re: Father of James McKay Bishop?
« on: Wednesday 09 June 21 01:19 BST (UK)  »
Hello Vangasser. Excitimg news - so good to have a document showing baptism etc. Where exactly were you researching?  Are you also related to the Bishop family.  For your information currently two Bishop sons from South Africa are now permanently living in Australia and married to Australian girls. So some of the Bishops are moved again.

England / Re: Sponsors and Deposit Journals
« on: Tuesday 20 April 21 12:17 BST (UK)  »
Hello majm,, Yes I am still trying to piece together information about the Baldwin family.  they came to Australia twice to my current knowledge - once on the Melmerby and again on the Camperdown.  Just trying to verify their movements and why them came etc. 
Thanks for the information and advice regarding tracking down how to research the Deposit Journals. Much appreciated.

England / Re: Sponsors and Deposit Journals
« on: Friday 09 April 21 07:48 BST (UK)  »
Thank You majm,  Some very good  references.  I have managed to follow up most of them - still have some trouble with a couple of sites.
My next question is 'did people in England apply to be sponsored to come to Australia'?  'Was there a programme whereby people could seek to find a sponsor?   I realise that some were sponsored by a family member or acquaintance in Australia but what about others who knew no one here?  Were these ships called 'bounty' ships.  Was there a programme whereby the whole ship would be full of people coming under this programme?  Was it ever possible for an immigrant to pay part of his fare and the sponsor pay the rest?  In the case I am following the sponsor would have had to pay for the whole family.   This procedure has me fascinated.  Thanks again for such great follow ups

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